Bill Gates Scholarship 2015 for minority students is now open for applications. Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholars program each year selects 1,000 outstanding students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship. Selected students can use the funds at any college or university to complete under graduation in any discipline area of interest.
Continuing Gates Scholars may also request financial aid for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: engineering, computer science, education, mathematics, library science, public health or science.
Minority students who have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Students with demonstrated leadership abilities through participation is extracurricular activities or community service are given preference. Apart from being a citizen of the United States, you should be an African American, American Indian/Alaska native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.
The deadline for the Bill Gates Scholarship 2015 is Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11.59 pm EST. Go here to apply.